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Lacto-Fermented Cranberry Salad – A Nourishing Holiday Tradition

Whether you call it cranberry sauce, jellied cranberry, or cranberry salad, no holiday meal is complete without the sweet-tart taste of cranberries! I took my cranberry sauce in a whole new direction this year when I started reading about fermented cranberries. Like peeled whole garlic, whole cranberries can be covered in raw honey and left …

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How To Make Raw Milk Labneh Cheese – Strained Yogurt Cheese

Making this easy, probiotic, tangy labneh cheese is really as simple as straining some yogurt. When you strain yogurt the whey is removed from the milk solids. This leaves you with a soft, spreadable, cream cheese-like product that can be added to recipes (like my Probiotic Blackberry Fool), eaten as a spread with roasted vegetables, …

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Traditionally Fermented Spicy Vegetables – Pickles Escabeche

These spicy pickled vegetables are a huge hit in our house! Escabeche is the Spanish word for “pickles” and in the Mexican restaurant community they are made with carrots, jalapeños, and onions. This is where my husband and I first had this crunchy, spicy pickled side dish. They are usually served as a side to …

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Fermented Pizza Green Beans – A Traditionally Fermented Foods Book Review and Recipe

I just sat down to a nice little lunch featuring these amazing pizza green beans. They have been hanging out on my counter for the last 10 days traditionally fermenting with garlic, tomato, and oregano. I will officially tell you I’m in love! I’m not even a huge fan of green beans but when I …

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The Best Soft and Chewy Sourdough Burger Buns

A sourdough burger bun so satisfying you won’t ever go back to store-bought! I’m really excited to share this recipe with you! I’ve been working on burger buns for years now and I think I’ve finally nailed it. This bun is soft and chewy, making it perfect for holding lots of toppings. It won’t break …

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Banana Nut Sourdough Pancakes With Maple Whipped Cream

Banana and Walnut, meet your new friend Sourdough! I was inspired to make these, so I’m leaving them here for you to be inspired too. They are a very easy adaptation of my original Perfectly Chewy, Traditional Sourdough Pancakes. They also made a great take-along snack the next day. I spread them with honey-butter and fold them over …

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Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread – Sweetened With a Maple Syrup Swirl

Is there anything better than a toasty loaf of sourdough bread baked in your own home? Um, yes, there is. When that toasty loaf is studded with sweet sticky maple syrup, plump juicy raisins, and enough cinnamon to liven up a party! Meet my cinnamon raisin sourdough bread aka your new best friend. This bread …

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Clabber Milk Corncake – A Healthy Soaked Grain Cornbread

This clabber milk corncake is the perfect accompaniment to so many meals. We like to serve it with, well, everything. It also makes a great snack to pack along in lunches, or try it toasted with butter for breakfast! You will find that because the grain has been soaked in a traditional way it is …

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Clabber Milk – What It Is, Why You Should Eat It, and How To Make It

What is clabber milk? Clabber milk is a naturally fermented milk product that can be eaten raw or used in recipes. It also has a little leavening power all on its own, so it’s great to add to baked goods. Raw cow’s milk is full of naturally occurring beneficial lactic acid bacteria. When that bacteria …

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Chewy Sourdough Pizza Crust – Learn How To Make It

This chewy sourdough pizza crust is definitely on our family’s monthly rotation! Some of you may know this about me, and some of you may not… I started my cooking career fresh out of high school in a chain pizza shop. I used to really load up the toppings for the customers there (I’ve always …

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Sweet Potato Sourdough Pancakes

Sweet potato sourdough pancakes could easily become a staple around here. My daughter loved them, although I’m honestly not surprised. Sweet potato slathered with organic raw butter was one of her favorite first foods. Here, the sweet potato adds a natural sweet earthiness and deep flavor to the sourdough. It makes these pancakes more tender …

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Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs – Plus a Recipe for Soaked and Fermented Chicken Feed

Increase food security with backyard chickens! Chickens are probably the easiest, most affordable, and most accessible livestock for a small urban farm, homestead, or backyard. They produce eggs and meat with relatively little space, time investment, or cost. Keeping chickens only requires about 10 to 15 minutes of direct attention each day. This is enough …

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